Originally Posted by Pythias
My friends dad owns a GM dealership. From what my friend told me they just claimed a 2 billion dollar loss last year because of all the retiree's sucking money out of it. GM is a huge company with many cars, but I am wondering if anyone else has heard of anything. Personally my friend said if the government doesn't step in sometime they will go bankrupt and the stock market will crash. I'm not sure what to believe but I know my friend's dad owns a dealership and isn't lieing. Just wondering what others have heard as of lately.
GM sales have been lackluster for a while (why do you tihnk they have been doing that employee discount for how long now? half a year?). GM needs to wisen the hell up, they produce virtually the same identical vehicles in several different brands.
Here's my plan for GM to to revive itself...
-Sell the Chevrolet Uplander/Pontiac SV6/Buick Terraza/Saturn Relay in one damn brand name. We dont need 4 of the same van in different brands. Then redesign it to make it a van people would actually buy over a Sienna or Odyssey.
-Build more cars like the HHR and new Corvette, cars that will REALLY sell.
-Scrap the Chevrolet SSR, Malibu MAXX and the Aveo.
-Want the new Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS to really sell? Make 'em RWD (might lose cost but vastly increase interest in the brand).
-Redesign the interiors to be a little less cheap in everything.
-Give the Malibu, Equinox and Colorado better engines.
-Go turbo with the next Cobalt SS.
-The G6 and Torrent will be a flop in a year, scrap it while you can.
-The Solstice is gods answer for saving Pontiac. Good job there.
-Make the GTO less boring on the outside, differentiate more from the Holden model.
-The Vibe was a good idea. Toyota engines last forever.
-Grand Prix still needs a makeover if you want to compete better.
-Serves no purpose, scrap the brand.
-Move what vehicles you can to the Pontiac line and redesign them. Then scrap the brand.
-In the move just dump the Rendezvous/Terraza/Lacrosse and Lesabre. Keep the Rainier and Lucerne.
-Why bother with the new DTS?
-SRX sales arent as good as they used to be, amp it up.
-STS is good, build the CTS better like it.
-XLR wasn't such a hot idea, people will just buy the Corvette.
-Ion isnt living up to expectations, redesign it.
-L300 needs a redesign badly.
-Vue could use a makeover, keep the Honda 3.5L in it though, dont put in the new GM 3.9L.
-Go turbo with the next Ion Redline.
-Sky, thank you Saturn for making a vehicle I'd even buy.
-For some reason there is always a deman for H2's, the H3 was a good idea for people who cant afford the H2.
-Saab has been in a world of hurt, redesign everything and improve the quality.
-Scrap the brand.